Freddy Krueger, The Springwood Slasher. In 1984 Nightmare On Elm Street was released and a pop culture icon was born. You would think a child murdering boogeyman of nightmares would just be geared toward adults wouldn’t you? Sure, that’s what I thought too. After a little investigation I found a few items that weren’t just for adults. I give you the strange Freddy merchandise that was made for children after the jump.